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Medical Director Pediatric Primary Care, Division of General and Community Pediatrics



Board Certified

About Me


I have always loved working with children because of their energy, enthusiasm and humor. Children are amazingly resilient, and no matter what happens, they keep on going!

As a general pediatrician, I enjoy working in primary care because I see a wide array of patients for many different reasons. I provide routine well-child care and ill-child care, and I treat behavioral and developmental concerns. I love the variety of people and pediatric conditions I interact with each day!

My care philosophy is, "Never count out any child. Everyone deserves a chance to thrive."

I have won several teaching and mentoring awards, which I feel reflects my love of working with medical students and residents. I received the:

  • Ray Baker Teaching Award from the Cincinnati Pediatrics Society in 2011
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Faculty Award for Mentoring in 2017
  • Faculty Teacher Award from the Cincinnati Children’s residency program in 2018

In addition to caring for patients, I am also involved in some medical education research. We are evaluating ways to deliver medical education more effectively.

I have been married since 2001 and have two sons, Mark and Tom. Before joining the Cincinnati Children’s primary care team, I worked in pediatric private practice for five years. I like to compete in bake-offs with my co-workers — even though I always seem to lose!

Clinical Interests

Resident and medical student education; immunizations; general pediatrics; care of underserved children.


General and Community Pediatrics, Primary Care

Cincinnati Children's Blog

How to Read A Sunscreen Label

BlogSafety and Prevention

How to Read A Sunscreen Label

By Nick DeBlasio, MD6/19/2019

Infant Jaundice

BlogHealthy Living

Infant Jaundice: 5 Things Expecting Parents Should Know

By Nick DeBlasio, MD4/26/2019

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.

My Publications

A Balanced Approach: Meeting the Needs of Medical Students and Faculty Educators in Pediatrics. Patel, SJ; Farrell, L; DeBlasio, D; Bolger, AK; Brady, JM; Sheanon, NM; Guiot, AB; Lehmann, C; Real, FJ. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 215:4-6.

Dose Matters: A Smartphone Application to Improve Asthma Control Among Patients at an Urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinic. Real, FJ; Beck, AF; DeBlasio, D; Zackoff, M; Henize, A; Xu, Y; Davis, D; Cruse, B; Klein, MD. Games for Health Journal. 2019; 8:357-365.

Online Simulated Cases Assess Retention of Virtual Neighborhood Tour Curriculum. Lazow, MA; DeBlasio, D; Ollberding, NJ; Real, FJ; Klein, MD. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019; 23:1159-1166.

Objective Assessment of Resident Teaching Competency Through a Longitudinal, Clinically Integrated, Resident-as-Teacher Curriculum. Zackoff, MW; Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Spaulding, JR; Sobolewski, B; Unaka, N; Jerardi, K; Klein, M. Academic Pediatrics. 2019; 19:698-702.

Provision of Parent Feedback via the Communication Assessment Tool: Does It Improve Resident Communication Skills?. DeBlasio, D; Real, FJ; Ollberding, NJ; Klein, MD. Academic Pediatrics. 2019; 19:152-156.

Opportunities for and Barriers to Using Smartphones for Health Education Among Families at an Urban Primary Care Clinic. Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Rounce, C; Henize, AW; Beck, AF; Klein, MD. Clinical Pediatrics. 2018; 57:1281-1285.

Educational Added Value Unit: Development and Testing of a Measure for Educational Activities. Guiot, AB; Kirkendall, ES; Gosdin, CH; Shah, SS; DeBlasio, DJ; Meier, KA; O'Toole, JK. Hospital Pediatrics. 2017; 7:675-681.

Resident perspectives on communication training that utilizes immersive virtual reality. Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Ollberding, NJ; Davis, D; Cruse, B; Mclinden, D; Klein, MD. Education for health (Abingdon, England). 2017; 30:228-231.

A Virtual Reality Curriculum for Pediatric Residents Decreases Rates of Influenza Vaccine Refusal. Real, FJ; DeBlasio, D; Beck, AF; Ollberding, NJ; Davis, D; Cruse, B; Samaan, Z; McLinden, D; Klein, MD. Academic Pediatrics. 2017; 17:431-435.

Implementation of point-of-care tools for assessment of teaching. Zackoff, MW; DeBlasio, D; Sobolewski, B; Klein, M. Medical Education. 2016; 50:1169-1169.